What Title Should I Use For My Book?

UPDATE - Thanks for all your feedback emails and messages. I think I am down to five, the first for with the same subtitle. The last one could be a title on its own or could replace "Living in Light of the Resurrection" with one of the others. 1. Raised with Christ - Living in Light of the Resurrection 2. Raised For Our Justification - Living in Light of the Resurrection 3. Raised For Our Salvation - Living in Light of the Resurrection 4. Raised To Save Us - Living in Light of the … [Read more...]

Top Referrers 2008

It's time for me to begin my annual blogging break over Christmas. I do want to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a very blessed New Year. The year 2009 is going to be an interesting year for me, that's for sure. I look forward to sharing it together with you.It's amazing how the Internet has become a tool for bringing people together who would otherwise have never met. Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey that blogging has opened up for me. I pray that in 2009 the Lord will … [Read more...]

Eight Reasons To Use Facebook

Okay . . . I know how it is. Some of you are still resisting Facebook's steady march towards assimilating the world's entire population. I want to try to convince you otherwise!Recently someone I don't know all that well asked me a question on Facebook about the gospel. Perhaps this means I should list "evangelism" as the ninth reason to use Facebook, which should actually rate it of greater importance than any of those I have given below.So here goes . . . six out of the eight reasons why you … [Read more...]

Adding Bible Content Automatically

Most Christian websites and blogs will have biblical references scattered throughout their text. But how much better would it be if that content could be automatically linked to one of the Bible websites that are out there? Well, I suspect it could be even better if, instead of merely inserting a link, you could automatically insert a little pop-up window that revealed the text without even leaving the website. That's exactly what I can now do here on the blog.That's just what those wonderful … [Read more...]

Theology Is For Women Too

Wendy Alsup is a woman who should be greatly honored. She lives in Seattle with her husband Andy and has trained many women in theology over the years.I have interviewed her previously. More recently, she has published a book, Practical Theology For Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives, in which she talks about how theology really is relevant for women. My wife has been enjoying the book.I just recently discovered Wendy Alsup's blog. I was so impressed with the blog, I … [Read more...]

UK's Christian Blog Awards

On Friday night I was privileged to be invited to attend a glitzy Christian Blog Award ceremony sponsored by a number of prominent Christian organizations, including the UK's Premier Christian Radio.You can imagine my pleasure, then, when some of the awards went to some of my blogging friends. I was also deeply honored and somewhat pleasantly surprised to receive second place in the "Most Inspiring Leadership" category. I hadn't really thought of this blog specifically as a leadership blog, but … [Read more...]

Reports of the Death of Stand-Alone Bloggers Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

I missed the fact that Joe Carter hung up his solo blogging hat, but caught it on The Tall Skinny Kiwi's site. As one who is still in mourning for the passing of Phil Johnson's solo blog, and before that the true godfather of Christian blogging, Josh Clayborn, I'm disappointed by this latest development. I also don't think that Joe is right when he says that solo blogging is becoming passe. There seems to be waves of solo bloggers who arise, some of whom die away quickly, while others defect to … [Read more...]

Bloggers at the Desiring God Conference

Abraham Piper has invited any bloggers coming to the DGM conference later this month to an open house on the Saturday evening. I so wish that I could be there, but sadly I can't. I am, however, sending a representative. My dear friend and pastor, Tope Koleoso (pictured right), is planning on attending the conference and will provide us with his feedback here on my blog. Do look out for him there, and say hello to him for me if you will be there!UPDATEIt's not too late to book into this … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 1 and 2

We come today to the end of this recap of the posts that have been most popular with readers during the first half of 2008. This was assessed from the 1st of January to the 31st July on the basis of number of visitors to the pages. I hope you have enjoyed reading some of these older posts while I have been enjoying more time with my family.Thanks for bearing with me as I took this blogging break. I hope that for my new readers this gave you an introduction to the blog. Please do remember when … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 3 and 4

Number 4 in the list of most read posts this year so far is a post linking to a number of sermons by C. J. Mahaney, as well as my interview with him. If you missed it, do also check out his sermon on People God Killed.Number 3 is a post summarizing a series from back in 2005—my interview with the ESV Bible translators, which seemed to launch my blog as a place where Christian leaders would agree to be interviewed. It has gained one place from last year.Join us tomorrow for the top two posts! … [Read more...]